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2018 Audi A3


City 22 - 26 MPG Hwy 30 - 35 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.9 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.9
Reliability 5
My daughter’s favorite car!

by Dapoff75- mom from York, Pa | July 01, 2020

My main reason for buying this car for my 17 year old daughter were all of the safety features. We previously owned BMW’s but I am more than happy with her new Audi. I feel safe with her driving it.

Favorite of all the cars I have owned!

by hunt4heads` from Scarsdale,New York | February 12, 2020

I have had a Porsche 911 and a BMW coupe and this is by far my favorite car!! The interior design makes sense and the tech is superb!!

I adore this car

by joanne liz from Scarsdale,New York | September 20, 2019

I was a BMW driver...328i coupe and 330i sedan. This car blows them all away. I AM ABLE TO USE REGULAR GAS!!! This is huge...a big savings and yet the car has strong get up and go. The tech on the car is amazing and so well thought out. I love the small size of the car. Just a perfect car!

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2018 Audi A3 Overview

Audi's entry-level A3 line received a mild update for the 2017 model year, which brought styling updates, additional features and a simplified powertrain lineup. The A3 is available as a sedan, convertible and Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid. In addition, the sedan is offered in the performance-oriented S3 guise. Competitors include the BMW 2 Series and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

New for 2018
Two data and charging USB ports and heated front seats are standard on all models. Premium Plus models add Audi Side Assist, which monitors blind-spot traffic, and the optional Technology Package adds a Bang & Olufsen sound system to its contents.

The S3 is a performance variant of the A3 sedan with a 292-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, Quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. A new S Sport Package is available for 2018 with red brake calipers and the Audi magnetic ride suspension.

What’s Special

Sportback e-tron
The Sportback e-tron is a plug-in hybrid hatchback — the only A3 hatchback offered in the U.S. It comes only with front-wheel drive and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. A unique driver-selected mode lets you recharge the plug-in battery while driving on the highway. For 2018, new 18-inch alloy wheels are available with the Sport Package.

What’s Special